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Wayne Mills Shooting Death--Chris Ferrell Indicted & Arrested

12/6/2013

December 6, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bar owner Christopher Michael Ferrell surrendered himself a short time ago on a Davidson County Grand Jury indictment charging him with second-degree murder for the November 23rd shooting death of musician Jerald Wayne Mills.  
          
Ferrell, 44, was taken into custody at the downtown office of his attorney.
          
Mills, 44, suffered a gunshot wound to the head shortly before 5 a.m. November 23rd while at Ferrell’s Pit and Barrel bar at 515 2nd Avenue South.  He died that evening at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
          
Ferrell and Mills had been involved in an argument inside the bar.  After a thorough evaluation of the crime scene, evidence, statements from witnesses and autopsy findings, lead Detective Leonard Peck and his colleagues at the Central Precinct did not substantiate Ferrell’s claim of self-defense.  Detective Peck met with the grand jury this morning to discuss his findings, resulting in the subsequent issuance of the indictment.
          
Criminal Court Judge Randall Wyatt has set Ferrell’s bond at $300,000.

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Christopher Michael Ferrell